And you thought my scarecrow posts were over. Sorry. Today I'd like to share with you some of the more amazing creations the really dedicated scarecrow builders made.
Here are Mr. and Mrs. Pumpkin Scarecrow done by the local bridal shop.
The Beatles are visiting again - this time as Sgt. Pepper.
My friends Clara and Peggy built Mustang Sally.
This wise old owl was so amazing - it was built out of pinecones, bark, fungus, cornstalks, and lots of other natural things. It stood about 8 feet tall.
My neighbor Joanne who is a dollmaker made a pumpkin family. She built the heads and props out of paper clay, painted them and waterproofed them.
Then she hand-stitched all the little signs in backstitch.
Joanne is an amazing craftsperson - a collector of all kinds of antiques and fabrics. She took the scarecrow challenge to the N-th degree. Here's Gordie and his pet spider in a jar.
Aren't they all totally amazing? Wouldn't you love to stumble upon Scarecrows in the Park and explore it with a young child? Thanks to the local Kiwanis for supporting and organizing such a great event for the community.
Now back to regularly scheduled yarn, farm and color activities.
BOOK PARTY - MAY 5-6
to celebrate the publication of my new book
CRAFTING A PATTERNED HOME.
Our colorful 1751 farmhouse will be open to the public. On view will be many of the projects that are featured in Crafting A Pattern Home along with many other things I have made over the years.
This event will be a celebration of the handmade. I hope the day will inspire you to add some pattern and color to your home.
The event is FREE. Books will be available along with some other things I have made. For more information and directions, see the EVENTBRITE PAGE HERE. Although tickets are not mandatory, it will help me get a count to know what to expect. Hope to see you here in western Massachusetts in May.